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Old 08-16-2017, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Weight Distribution hitch need adjusting?

I've got the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System that I use to pull my XT-200. After my last trip, a 250-mile pull, I noticed that the pieces that connect the bars to the hitch (and pivot up near the ball itself) were shiny, shiny, shiny. Like a mirror shiny.

I had put some good (lithium?) grease on there earlier, but between the rain and the friction, it wore off. The shine tells me that there's a lot of friction there, and I'm wondering if it means I need to adjust the hitch.

When I look at the truck and camper, they're both level. The gap between the front tire and the fender doesn't change more than 1/2" either, so I think that by the book at least, I've got it set up correctly.

Do any of you folks with more experience than me have any insights?
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:30 PM   #2
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Mine are also shinny ~ it's normal.
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Thanks, Eagle.
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Yep - shiny as can be. Wait till ya torque the trailer so much you swear the bars are bent. Now that's some offloading. But-the lithium grease is the best protection.
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The Equalizer hitch has 4 points to control sway .. two points are where you indicate it's shiny and the other two are at the A frame brackets where the bars rest & are held in place with the L brackets.

This short video details it well.
https://www.equalizerhitch.com/how-equalizer-works
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:20 PM   #6
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Thanks Eagle,

I was worried that I had too much friction, but the answers I've gotten here, plus some of my own searching, tells me that I'm okay.
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